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Livestock Sales Reports - Oban

Wednesday 13 October 2021

United Auctions (Wednesday 13 October) sold 359 Rams & Ram Lambs at their Annual Sale.

The sale was topped at £2000 with a NCC 2shear from Gavin MacDonald, Clachan Farm, Lochbroom to C Williamson MacDougall, Gallanach Farm.  A good clearance was achieved in all sections of the sale with quality sheep in keen demand. 

BF RAMS - £1200, Saulmore; £1100(2), Glenrath; £1000(2), Hill of Errol; £800, Outerwards; £800, Corrylorn; £800, Hill of Errol.  
NCC RAMS - £2000, Clachan Farm; £1300, Commonside; £1200, Clachan Farmhouse; £1200, Laigh Alticane; £1100, Bowmount Farming; £1000, Laigh Alticane; £900, Clachan Farm; £900, Laigh Alticane; £800, Woodside; £800, Laigh Alticane; £800, Bowmount Farming. 
CROSS RAMBS - £1100, Torrax; £850, Dalchirla; £800, Torrax; £750, £650, Dalchirla. 
TEXEL RAMS - £1000, £750, Torrax; £650, Barcaldine H F. 
SUFF RAMS - £600, Newton of Crathie; £550(3), £500, Woodside. 
BELT RAMS - £450, Killocraw. 
BLUEFACED LEICESTER - £800(2), £750(2), Arnicle; £700, Knowes Farm.  

RAM LAMBS – BF - £200, Strath; £200, Low Tirfergus. 
TEXEL - £600, Achnaba; £400(2), Hill of Errol; £400, Cherryfield; £350, Achnaba; £350, Cherryfield; £350(2), £300, Hill of Errol; £300, Cherryfield; £300, Hill of Errol; £300, Achnaba, £300, Buckholm.  
CROSS - £200(2), Knowes.  
LLEYN - £190, 6 Crossapol.   
 

Tuesday 5 October 2021

United Auctions (Tuesday 5 October 2021 ) sold 804 calves at its annual Show & Sale.

570 bullocks sold to £1220 for five AAx from S Ross, Craignaich to average £722.32 and to 379p/kg for two LimX from D J MacGillivray, Pennygown to average 277.24p/kg. 233 Heifers sold to £1125 for two LimX from A & M Buchanan, Achnaba to average £636.31 and to 302.8p/kg for two SimX from Dunach Estate to average 247.10p/kg. 

At the show prior to the sale, the judge, Mr A G Dempster, Castlehill, Thundergarth, made his selections as follows. 
Bullocks – 1st & 2nd J MacCormick, Balnagown; 3rd A MacGillivray, Achuaran. 
Heifers – 1st & 3rd A & M Buchanan, Achnaba; 2nd J MacInnes, Culbhuirg. 

Champion – A & M Buchanan. Res Champion – J MacCormick.  A good selection of mainly spring born calves was on offer and although shown in good bloom most consignments were weighing around 25 kilo’s less on the year. 

LEADING PRICES PER HEAD 
BULLOCKS – AAx - £1220(5), £1190(3), Craignaich; £1050(3), Bragleenmore; £1000(8), £990(8), £980(8), £950(8), £940(3), Poltalloch; £935(2), Bragleenmore. BSHx - £830(3), Poltalloch. BRBx - £1035, £950(2), Ardachy. CHARx - £820(2), Cliad. LIMx - £1180, £1130, £1110, Achnaba; £1105, Balnagown; £1095, Balligarve; £1090(2), Achnaba; £1060, Balnagown; £1050, Ardtur; £1040, Achnaba; £1035(2), Ardachy; £1030(3), Ardtur; £990(2), Achnaba; £990, Culbhuirg; £950(5), Poltalloch; £950, Balnagown. LUING - £875(6), Ardlarach; £840(4), Clachan; £820(12), Ardlarach. SALx - £885, Fiart. SIMx - £860(2), Cliad; £845(2), Scammadale; £840(6), Ardencaple. 

HEIFERS – AAx - £680(2), 1 Cleat. BSHx - £640(2), Ardslignish. BRBx - £910(2), Ardachy. LIMx - £1125(2), £1110, £1105(2), Achnaba; £1080, Ardachy; £1055, £1035(2), Achnaba; £1035, Culbhuirg; £1025, Achnaba; £1025, £990(3), Ardachy; £960(2), Achnaba; £925(2), Culbhuirg. SIMx - £885, Ardachy.  

LEADING PRICES PER KILO 
BULLOCKS – AAx – 371p(8), 336.9p(3), 326.7p(8), 325.6p(8), 303p(8), Poltalloch; 298.9p(6), Rhulios; 295.4p, Kilbride; 288.10p, 24 Garrygall; 278.7p(2), 2 Cleat; 278p(3), Rhulios; 275.9p(2), 275.2p(3), Kilbride; 275.1p(5), Kinlochlaich; 272.3p, 8 Vatersay; 269.6p(2), 129 Craigston; 268.3p(2), Rhulios; 267.7p, 8 Vatersay; 257.4p, 7 Uidh; 254.6p, 129 Craigston; 250p(2), Bragleenmore. BSHx – 287p(2), 77 Borve; 280.6p, 8 Vatersay; 278.5p(3), Poltalloch; 265.6p(5), 8 Vatersay; 253.2p, 77 Borve; 250p(2), 13 Uidh. BRBx – 257.5p(2), 251.8p, Ardachy. CHARx – 325.4p(2), Cliad. LIMx – 379p(2), Pennygown; 376.6p(2), Strongorm; 362.50p(2), Pennygown; 345.4p(3), Strongorm; 339.4p, 6 Blaich; 335p(3), Pennygown; 334.5p(5), Poltalloch; 326.8p(4), Stillaig; 326.1p, Oskamull; 325.9p(2), Aird; 323.3p, Achuaran; 322.6p(2), Stillaig; 321.1p(5), Scoor; 319.4p, Muckairn; 317.5p(2), Fuinary; 312.2p(4), Scoor; 312p(2), Stillaig; 312p(3), Iochdar; 310p(3), Sorrisdale; 308.3p(2), Scoor; 307.7p(2), Lagganulva; 307.2p(3), Culbhuirg; 306.1p(3), Iochdar; 304.4p(2), Scoor; 304.3p, Strongorm; 301.2p(2), Lagganulva; 300p, 6 Blaich. LUING – 314.3p(2), Clachan; 313.5p(9), 304.7p(8), Ardlarach; 303.5p(3), Knock; 297.4p(7), Clachan; 293.5p(11), Knock; 292.9p(8), 286.7p(8), Ardlarach; 285.2p, Knock; 283.2p(6), Ardlarach; 281.9p(4), Clachan; 280.8p(12), 279.7p(6), 276.9p(6), 271.9p(8), Ardlarach; 270.9p(2), Knock; 270.3p(8), Ardlarach. SALx – 246.4p, Fiart. SIMx – 328.1p(2), 321.6p(3), 319.4p(4), Ardencaple; 318.2p, Strongorm; 316.5p(7), Kilbride; 313.9p(2), Ardencaple; 310.9p(2), 305.7p(3), Scammadale; 305.3p, Ardencaple; 301.9p(4), Scammadale; 300.8p(3), Cliad; 300p(7), 299.6p(2), Dunach; 295.4p(6), Kilbride; 295p(3), Dunach; 294.5p, 291.1p(9), 281.8p(3), Saulmore; 280.7p(3), Dunach. SHx – 275.9p(2), Achnacloich; 267.9p(2), 265.6p,8 Vatersay. 

HEIFERS – AAx – 261.5p, Poltalloch; 251.2p(3), Rhulios. BRBx – 237p(2), Ardachy. LIMx – 300.9p(3), Strongorm; 300p, Ardachy; 291p(7), Stillaig; 291p(2), Sorrisdale; 290.7p(2), Funary; 289.1p(2), Iochdar; 289.1p(2), Culbhuirg; 284.5p(2), Lagganulva; 284.3p(2), Strongorm; 282.1p, Ardachy. SIMx – 302.8p(2), Dunach; 297.5p(3), Strongorm; 273.9p(2), Dunach; 272.9p(5), Kilbride; 272.3p, Dunach; 261.9p(5), Kilbride; 256.4p(2), Dunach; 253.4p(4), Kilbride; 250p, Aird.  
 

Tuesday 28 September 2021

United Auctions (Tuesday 28 September 2021) sold 1543 sheep of all classes.

Lambs averaged £58.24 (+£7.20). 
An excellent trade prevailed at Oban for all sections of the sale. Despite lambs consisting of second & third draw lots, consignors were receiving values comparable to earlier lambs sold. Consignors were returning home in a jubilant mood. 

LAMBS – SUFFx - £83.00, Lusraganbeag; £83.00, Frackersaig; £81.00, Salum Tiree; £77.00, Strongorm. TEXx - £92.00, Park; £87.00, Poltalloch. CHEV - £86.00, Brandon; £85.00, Strongorm; £84.00, Daltote; £80.00, Strongorm; £78.00, Ensay; £78.00, Strongorm; £77.00, Daltote; £73.00, Frackersaig. CROSS - £75.00, Glenfeochan Estate; £73.00, Bragleenmore; £69.00, Kilbride; £67.00, Arranton Place; £66.00, Daltote. MULE - £95.00, Brandon; £73.00, Poltalloch. BF - £74.00, Achnahard; £69.00, Laggan; £59.00, Poltalloch; £59.00, Achnahard; £58.00, Gallanach; £57.00, Ensay. 

GIMMERS – LLEYNx - £100, Kilpatrick Croft. BF - £74, Kengharair.  

EWES – SUFFx - £74.00, Park; £72.00, Annat; £64.00, Bailuacraich. TEXx - £76.00, Saulmore; £74.00, Park; £72.00, Lagganulva. CHEV - £80.00, Park; £75.00, Bailuacraich; £71.00, Brandon; £66.50, Balisclate Croft; £66.00, Antuim. CROSS - £68.50, Achnacree Beag; £66.00, Caddleton; £61.00, Saulmore. MULE - £77.00, Salum; £72.50, Frackersaig; £65.00, Salum. BF - £57.00, Glenfeochan; £56.00, Achnahard; £54.00, Ensay.  

 

Tuesday 21 September 2021

United Auctions (Tuesday 21 September 2021) sold 4739 Breeding Sheep.

Ewe Lambs sold to £142 for a pen of Mules from D MacDonald, Tyree. Gimmers sold to £250 for Texels from Drimsynie Estate and Ewes to £310 also for Texels from F Ronald, Saulmore. Despite an increased entry on the year by more than 1500 sheep, all sections of the sale enjoyed a buoyant trade and in particular the Ewe Lamb sections.  Stock was presented in good bloom and with a very busy ringside of buyers in attendance, all stock was easily cleared at satisfactory levels. 
 
United Auctions, are proud to support and donate lambs to the Lamb for St Andrew’s Day campaign. Spearheaded by the Institute of Auctioneers, over 10,000 pupils from 110 Scottish Schools will be celebrating St Andrew’s Day by cooking and enjoying Scotch Lamb. From today’s sale A McNair & Son, Stroneskar Farm, kindly donated a lamb to the campaign. 
#LambforStAndrewsDay 

EWE LAMBS – SUFFx - £90.00, Mid Farm. LLEYx - £82.00, Kilpatrick Croft. TEX - £118.00, £108.00, Drimsynie Estate. CHEV - £100.00, Barndromin; £98.00, Slaterich; £98.00, Cailaich; £96.00, Slaterich; £95.00, £90.00, Caddleton Farms. CROSS - £92.00, Lochnell Home Farm; £91.00, Glenamachrie; £90.00, Ragged Edge; £90.00, Glenamachrie. MULE - £142.00, £137.00, £135.00, Tyree; £130.00, Stronacroibh; £126.00, Ederline Estate; £125.00, South Achinduin; £123.00, Tyree; £122.00, Saulmore; £122.00, Scammadale. CHEV MULE - £126.00, Keppochan; £125.00, Ardnacross; £125.00, Tyree. BF - £95.00, £92.00, Soroba; £90.00, 3 Torr Na Faire; £84.00, Fidden; £82.00, Ensay; £80.00, Fidden. 

GIMMERS – TEX - £250.00, £240.00, Drimsynie Estate; £155.00, Saulmore. CHEV - £162.00, £148.00, Balnagown; £142.00, Port Na Croish; £142.00, High Balernock; £140.00, Balnagown. MULE - £180.00, £178.00, £162.00, Achalic; £150.00, Torbhlaren; £148.00, Achalic; £145.00, 4 Balligrundle; £142.00, Achalic; £142.00, Saulmore; £140.00, Saulmore; £140.00, Achalic. CHEV MULE - £182.00, £158.00, Keppochan. BF - £150.00, 3 Torr Na Faire; £128.00, Ensay.  

EWES – TEX - £310.00, £270.00, £180.00, £155.00, Saulmore; £92.00, Brackley; £92.00, Wood Cottage Croft; £90.00, Brackley. CHEV - £108.00, £98.00, Torloisk; £95.00, Ardnamurchan Estates; £95.00, Barndromin; £95.00, Auchnashul; £95.00, Maam; £95.00, Cailaich; £95.00, Cour Grazings; £95.00, Torloisk. CROSS - £102.00, £82.00, Lochnell Home Farm. MULE - £142.00, £138.00, Saulmore. CHEV MULE - £100.00, Lochnell Home Farm. BF - £115.00, £92.00, Ensay Farm; £90.00, Glengorm; £85.00, Soroba; £80.00, Ensay; £78.00, Lochnell H F; £75.00, Gometra; £75.00, Silvercraigs. SWALE - £80.00, Ardnamurchan Estates. 
 

Tuesday 14 September 2021

United Auctions (Tuesday 14 September 2021) sold 2340 sheep of all classes.

1601 lambs averaged £55.15 (+ £3.95).  A good selection of long keeping lambs was on offer and sold at satisfactory levels.

LAMBS – SUFFx - £76.00, Kilbride Farm Balvicar; £75.00, Balnagown; £73.00, Mid Farm. LLEYx - £74.00, Kilpatrick Croft. TEXx - £88.00, £83.00, £78.50, Lochview. CHEV - £73.00, Inverlair; £72.00, Kingairloch; £70.50, Inverlair; £70.00, Strongorm. CROSS - £76.50, Kingairloch; £75.00, 1 Keil Crofts; £70.00, Rhugarbh; £70.00, Ockle. MULE - £69.50, Dalrannoch; £60.00, Achuaran. CHEV MULE - £81.00, £72.00, Kingairloch. BF - £71.00, Gallanach Farms; £63.50, Ockle; £62.00, Garraron & Melfort; £59.00, Creagan; £58.50, Gallanach Farms. £57.00, Achuaran; £57.00, Rhugarbh. 

EWES – SUFFx - £66.00, 3 Killean. CHEV - £71.00, Penmore; £70.00, Torloisk; £70.00, Kingairloch; £64.00, Treshnish; £64.00, Strongorm; £62.00, Barndromin. MULE - £64.00, Baligrundle; £62.00, Balnagown. BF - £56.00, Strongorm; £49.50, Achuaran; £48.00, Loch View.  
 

Tuesday 7 September 2021

United Auctions (Tuesday 7 September 2021) sold 4750 sheep of all classes.

At the show of pens of Blackface lambs prior to the sale, Mr. D MacKinnon, Low Tirfergus, Campbeltown judged the various classes and he chose his champion pen from the Achalic Farm, Lerags, consignment which later sold for £69.50 to M/s F Errington & Sons, Hyde Park, Cumbria. 3832 lambs averaged £53.42 per head. Hill Blackface Lambs lacked flesh. Cross Bred lambs consisted mainly of 3rd & 4th draws and sold at levels comparing favourably to recent rates.

LAMBS – BF - £69.50, Achalic Farm; £69.50, Mid Farm; £69.00, Fiart; £64.00, Bonawe HF; £64.00, Scammadale; £63.00, Bragleenbeg; £63.00, Shellachan; £61.50, Glenshellach; £61.00, Ensay. SUFFx - £79.00, Ardentraive; £77.50, Mid Farm; £74.00, Killiechronan. TEXx - £92.00, 119 Craigston; £89.00, Port Na Croish; £88.00, Bonawe HF; £87.00, 9 Grean; £87.00, Shenavallie; £84.00, Gorteneoran; £81.50, Aird; £81.50; Wood Cottage Croft; £80.00, Poltalloch; £80.00, Achnamonie; £80.00, Port Na Croish. CHEV - £90.00, £77.00, 4 Aros; £74.00, Ardentraive; £70.50, Wood Cottage Croft; £70.00, Quinish Estate. CROSS - £75.50, £62.00, 2 Bonawe Croft; £61.00, Creagnich. MULE - £84.00, Fiart; £68.50, Killiechronnan. CHEV MULE - £83.50, Shenavallie; £76.00, Braefoot.  

EWES – SUFF - £87.00, Mid Farm. TEXx - £62.00, Strontoiler; £60.00, Ardentraive. CHEV - £76.00, £75.00, Ardentraive; £70.00, Port Na Croish. CROSS - £63.50, Auchnacroish. MULE - £74.00, Kengharair; £69.00, Glenshellach; £61.00, Ardencaple. BF - £58.50, Aird; £56.00, Plocaig; £55.00, Scammadale

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